New World Has Over Half a Million Players At Launch

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New World Has Over Half a Million Players At Launch

Amazon Game Studios’s latest game New World, has finally launched and has over half a million concurrent players on its first day of wide release.

New World, Amazon Game Studio’s new MMO, has finally launched and has over half a million concurrent players on launch day. The game has caught on in popularity as its development progressed, with a beta test from a few months ago reaching almost two hundred thousand concurrent players.

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This isn’t the first major title from Amazon Game studios, though it is it’s most successful to date. Previously the studio tried out the third-person shooter Crucible, which was not well received and was short-lived. New World, however, has enjoyed much more consistent success since its initial closed beta launched back in July. While MMOs may have had their heyday in the past, having given way to MOBAs and hero shooters like League of Legends and Apex Legends, the genre still has plenty of fans, and New World has attracted quite a few players with its mix of MMO features and action RPG gameplay. Now that it’s officially out worldwide, even more gamers have the opportunity to try it out.

According to NWO Show, a talk show and Twitter account all about New World, the game has over half a million concurrent players on its launch day. This is an impressive number and doesn’t take into account players on the West Coast of the U.S. since those servers weren’t up at the time of the tweet. It’s worth noting that not all of these players may be playing just yet, as many have pointed out long wait times, with each server capped at two thousand players maximum. While the game has its setbacks, such as when New World‘s open beta was frying graphics cards, these numbers do bode well for the game, even with the (hopefully temporary) bottleneck of server caps.

#PlayNewWorld Breaks 500,000 Concurrent Users and Climbing!!!! @playnewworld pic.twitter.com/IUU837QC2S

New World has enjoyed success due to events like the Summer Games Fest and through word of mouth from those who’ve played it. Like most games, it’s gone through its share of beta phases and with the feedback the dev team has incorporated from players—so much so that Amazon Game Studios actually delayed the game’s release to change the game in response to that feedback—it’s no surprise that the game has built up a head of steam here at its official launch. The game has had its time in the sun on Twitch, too, unlike Crucible’s unfortunate flop. As more servers come online, it’s likely that the number of concurrent players will continue to climb.

Gamers everywhere are diving into New World, working together to solve its quests and slay its monster. Looking to move past the failures of its past, Amazon Game Studios has come out swinging, and it may finally have a hit on its hands.

New World is now available on PC through Steam and Amazon.

Source: NWO Show/Twitter

Colin Kerford is a freelance writer for Screen Rant’s Game Guides. He is also a freelance writer for the mobile game Lovestruck.

Colin lives in California. When he’s not writing, he can usually be found playing D&D or making dice for D&D.

This isn’t the first major title from Amazon Game studios, though it is it’s most successful to date. Previously the studio tried out the third-person shooter Crucible, which was not well received and was short-lived. New World, however, has enjoyed much more consistent success since its initial closed beta launched back in July. While MMOs may have had their heyday in the past, having given way to MOBAs and hero shooters like League of Legends and Apex Legends, the genre still has plenty of fans, and New World has attracted quite a few players with its mix of MMO features and action RPG gameplay. Now that it’s officially out worldwide, even more gamers have the opportunity to try it out.

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